Community Recognizes Local Hero

Heroes in the community commit acts of bravery everyday without worrying about recognition for it, but businesses in Victoria decided to give credit where it’s due.

On Friday afternoon, they recognized Roman Mancias as the Firefighter of the Year.

Mancias is a firefighter and paramedic for the Victoria Fire Department.

Shaw Realty organized the celebration as part of their Heroes of the Year series.

Mancias was nominated by members of the community and more than 32 local businesses donated gifts for Mancias, such as a recliner and free Chick-fil-a for a year.